×

Lunch With Manolo

There’s nothing like lunch with Manolo Blahnik.

The ever-entertaining designer dished on his favorite topics ­— from fashion to film — during a visit with Footwear News at his favorite London restaurant, Bibendum.

While much of the conversation was off-the-record (trust us, it was good), here are few thoughts Manolo did share with us:

On Tom Ford’s footwear collection: “I really like what he’s doing. It reminds me a little bit of some of the things I did in my early days.”

On Joan Rivers: “I was so upset [about her death]. She was a true New York woman.”

On discovering a new film: “A few nights ago, I was up at 3 a.m. and started watching this German film on Netflix called ‘Freier Fall.’ I didn’t think I would like it, but I really got into it. It’s about a man whose wife is expecting a baby [and he falls in love with a male police officer].”

On his favorite part of Harrods Shoe Heaven: “I absolutely love the chandelier in the Chanel boutique. Look, I even took a picture on my iPhone.”

On his forthcoming autobiographical film: “I was only comfortable doing it with [director] Michael Roberts. He really knows me.”

joor Sponsored By JOOR

JOOR Preps Digital Passport for the Hybrid Trade Show Era

JOOR Passport incorporates elements from the virtual trade show experience into returning in-person events.
Learn More

Access exclusive content